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something. >> gabrielle giffords says it is hard to talk but today she is speaking out telling congress to many children have been killed by gunfire. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. >> today endeavour was just one of hundreds in the packed hearing room. this mother of three is talking to be heard and read the group 1 million moms were bombed control, hopes others will be heard -- 1 million moms for gun control. carrying a picture of her son she recalls the day in 2003 when the young new york city councilman was gunned down inside city hall by political rival. >> she should have all these things in place. >> a spokeswoman for the independent women's forum insist the new laws will not stop criminals only law-abiding americans. >> guns meg whitman saber. over 90% of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which make guns and a great equalizer for women. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> there are definitely passions on both sides of the issue. one place on the million moms facebook page said if you are anti-g
on "world news now" -- dramatic demand. gunshot survivor gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill with a straight forward message. >> she is taking aim at her former colleagues pleading for tougher gun control laws. it is thursday, january 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, our waning hours together here, sunshine. and end of january already. last day of the month. the 1st, tomorrow, moving fast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm telling people that now, good morning. i'm sitting next to you. >> keep it casual. good morning. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get reaction to gifford's comments from capitol hill. then another shooting victim nearly killed by the taliban because she wanted an education. she faces a critical stage of her recovery. what doctors are doing next to help a geirl who has become an inspiration. >> they tried to kill her, had the opposite effect. made her and her message stronger. >> a hero now. >> can't wait to bring you the story coming up in a minute. >>> the young man who made headlines by squatting in a multimillio
and she is grateful for the help. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords today for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee, which is holding the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut, the shooting there. the washington post says giffords' speech therapist wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it. >> amazing. >>> well, coming up, how san francisco saved new orleans from making a terrible mistake. >>> and a bay area woman goes for a walk. next thing she knows, she's going over a cliff. >>> and don't be fooled by the cute face. proof that house cats are really little killing machines. >>> things are pretty active back east. we had severe weather roll through new orleans. 30 different tornadoes touching down in the southeastern u.s. for us, nothing but sunshine. when is that pattern going to change? what about super bowl sunday? we've got
in a few minutes in washington, dc, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, will testify at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the president launched the gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is scheduled to testify, too, focusing on the question, what should america do about gun violence? >> a study suggests straight men are more stressed out than men who are gay or bisexual. the study from canada measures whether gays and lesbians experienced less overall anxiety after coming out, straight were more stressed and depressed than their gay counterparts but the opposite was tree for women with lesbians more stressed than straight women. >> it is 6:46, big day ahead for facebook, and u.s. economic growth hits speed bump. for more we go to jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, jane. >> good morning, the commerce department data coming out this morning is gross domestic product, the broadest measure we have showing the economy contracted slightly last quarter. the bigges
something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to curb gun violence. >> members met with officials in san francisco to talk about the same gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter listened in on that meeting. >> just back. house democratic leader nancy pelosi was at this meeting today so was shooting victim, jackie speier and mike thompson shares the house task force. the topic was, can and what needs to be done. and members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. and we cannot accept anything less. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks and an tend to these assault magazines. >> wendy was the first to ask a question, one of five people shot 13 years ago nay jewish center in los angeles. >> a man on parole who is a self contained neo nazi, able to get the gun from a loophole. >> people who buy guns in gun shows are not subject to background checks. >> that has to -- what happens if the law d
for legislation by the president and some lawmakers. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun lens made dramatic appearance. in a brief plea giffords urged lawmakers to act quickly. >> the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> at the same hearing giffords' husband mark kelly pushed forward requiring background checks, but wayne lapierre of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and then we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city
congresswoman gabrielle giffords. catherine heenan is here >> catherine: gabrielle giffords - who was shot in the hear 2 years ago - felt she had to make an appearance on behalf of gun control. it wasn't easy for her.but testimony which began today's hearing. giffords friends say it took hours of practice for her to get ready for her statement. since being injured in a mass shooting in arizona in 2011.she has trouble walking and speaking. but it was her testimony that many people wanted to hear. her husband mark kelly would later say that if there had been tougher background checks. his wife might have been spared. or if there had been >> there are too many children that are dying we must do something! >> catherine: a limit on the size of ammunition magazines.the shooting that wounded her might have been more limited. also testifying today. the head of the national rifle association. he didn't give much ground.saying he does 'not' support the expansion of backgroundchecks for gun sales. you miss the point completely i think that it is basic. >> i think you have missed the point. >> cathe
gabrielle giffords. it's been two years since giffords was shot in the head. she was there to urge congress to do something to stop gun violence. listen to her. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> she was pretty bold and courageous there. giffords husband, mark kelly, broke the news of the phoenix shooting we told you about during the hearing on gun violence in washington, which also included the nra's way wayne lapierre. later on "early start," james johnson tells us why he joined the fight for tighter gun laws. that's at 6:30 eastern. >>> recent mass killings have put guns and gun control in the spotlight across the nation. the controversial issue pits two passionately believed arguments against each other, constitutionality and commonsense safety, but can there be a solution to america's gun problems? anderson cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "guns under fire" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c nshgcnn. >>> we are a few hours away over a capitol hill showdown over the man who could be our next secretary of defense. >>> plus the invasion of gnom
congressman gabrielle gifford, are facing off at the year's first senate hearing on curbing gun violence. today's senate judiciary committee hearing comes less than two months after the massacre of 21st graders and six adults at sandy hook elementary school in new town, conn. >> the shooting rampage has revived the debate over restricted firearms, including proposals by president barack obamas to require background checks on all gun sales and ban assault weapons. >> off in prepared testimony, in are a executive vice president wayne lapierre says he favors steps like boasting school security and enforcing existing gun laws. >> testify for some curbs will be retired astronaut mark kelly, gifford tuscan. gifford is a democrat and a gun owner. >> now to the latest on superbowl 47. in about an hour from now coach harbaugh will hold a press conference. we take some of the live in you could watch the entire thing on our 24/7 bay area news channel, comcast 193. >> here you can see the players with coach jim harbaugh gathering together for their team photo in new orleans yesterday. harbaugh took
in washington, d.c., before a senate jew diudiciary committee. >> former congresswoman gabrielga gabrielle giffords argued for univer universal background checks on gun buyers, a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-compa high-capacity magazines. the national rifle association and supporters propose any type of new legislation but giffords pleaded for action now. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> the debate on gun control will be back on the spotlight on monday when president obama heads to minneapolis for his first trip outside washington to pitch his proposal on reducing gun violence. >> she is making a list in the south bay and it's a list you don't want to be on. the sheriff in santa clara county says she has a list of people who own guns illegally. nbc bay area's damian trujillo has details and joins us live with reaction from the sheriffs. very interesting, damian. >> reporter: in fact, in some cases the sheriff has already taken action on some of these cases. this is called the armed and prohibited list and there are several hundred peop
. we must do something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to congress today to do something to curb gun violence across the country. the appeal is underscored by today's workplace shooting in phoenix just a couple of hours down the road from where she was shot in tucson. one person is dead in phoenix, four others hurt. the gunman is identified as a 70-year-old man who police say got into a dispute with someone in the building and then opened fire. he is still on the loose. >>> in the meantime, members of congress met with city officials in san francisco today to talk about gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews listened in on the meeting. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi began by saying it is time for members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. measure up and we cannot the accept anything less than success. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks. lik
that laws cshould not dictate how we protect our families. >> we also saw former rep gabrielle gifford making an unexpected appearance in front of the panel. she arrived with her husband. she was not a scheduled guest. her husband mark kelly was on the docket to speak. >> we will have sound bites from her later on. >> more on the superbowl we are hearing from 49ers coach jim harbaugh and colin kaepernick. harbaugh took time out to praise his brother who whe will face off against in the super bowl. >> he is very talented. i said many times if i am have the coach he is. i might be being generous because i have less than half the experience he has less than half the playoff experience and wins. we know the task ahead of us. >> the 49ers are still the three and have a favorite. stay with kron 4 with continuing coverage on air and on line. >> for any superbowl information check out as well as our facebook and twitter feeds. as we know you'll be watching the game but be sure to flip to kron 4 right after four full superbowl 47 post-game coverage. that start at 7. >> it is sunn
contest. >> let me ask you real quick, gabrielle giffords' husband, mark kelly, the astronaut, was here in "the situation room" yesterday and wolf spoke with him and asked him to speak directly to the camera, to the nra. listen to what he said. >> well, we've had many, many mass murders in this country. i mean, we've had a lot of them, you know, especially recently. what we saw in newtown, in colorado, and in tucson, this is unacceptable. i think people understand that when somebody does a mass shooting and they use a semi-automatic weapon, an assault rifle, twice as many people are hurt and injured. >> i want to get your response to that, but also in the context of, you were in the hearing room yesterday, when gabrielle giffords gave that very emotional opening statement. you heard her speak. so what do you say to her and her husband. they're both gun rights owners, they both support the second amendment, but they've also both faced this horrible tragedy and they want to see more stricter gun laws. >> well, i think the stricter gun laws sort of generically, is not the answer. but i wil
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